North America Jean Baptiste Nolin 1791

Catalog Number 51601
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Jean Baptiste Nolin

Short Title:

Carte D’Amerique

Full Title:

Carte D’Amerique divisee en ses Principaux Etats, Avec les Nouvelles Decouvertes faites au Nord Et dans La Mer du Sud Par les plus celebres Navigateurs


J. B. Nolin – Mondhare et Jean –– Publisher

Size of Map:

52.07 X 73.66 cm. approximately  (20.5 X 29 in.)


The era of exploration is dramatically shown on this rare map. It was first issued by Jean Baptiste Louis Clouet in 1787 with a slightly different title (Carte d’Amerique divisee en ses principaux Pays Dressee sur les Memoires les plus recents, et sur Differents Voyages). In this edition, the plate has been revised to eliminate the erroneous Sea of the West and update the inset to show the discoveries of Captain Cook in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. In North America, the young United States is shown to include Florida and Nova Scotia with a huge Louisiana Territory. The tracks of explorers are shown, including Quiros, Le Maire, Magellan, Mendana, Bougainville, Furneaux and Cook. The decorative title cartouche features a female personification of America riding a particularly bizarre alligator. Both maps are extremely rare


Tooley Dictionary of Mapmakers Revised Edition Vol (K - p), p. 330

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